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    350 comments  ·  Sites and Collaboration » Modern Pages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    In modern pages, we open links within SharePoint in the same tab by default, and external links in a new tab. In the text web part, users can specify to open links in a new tab, but that isn’t the default behavior. Similarly, for navigation links, they follow the same rule (within SharePoint, same tab, external to SharePoint in a new tab). This is true of the modern web parts that support linking as well (hero, quick links, images, etc.) This is the pattern we’ve adopted for consistency.

    After reviewing other areas of modern sites, like the site pages library, document libraries, lists, site contents, etc. we did find some different opening behaviors which we’ll review and resolve.

    Can you help us understand if this pattern isn’t meeting your expectation, if we have some inconsistencies within modern pages we’ve missed, or if it’s the other areas of modern sites where…

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    Mark commented  · 

    This is so very bad. I am working with a client who is implementing a couple of very simple lists. If I have the list showing on the home page everything opens in a new tab.

    If I'm "in the list" it opens a form from the right

    If I click on a link in that list it opens a new tab.

    It might be seen as "consistency" by Microsoft admin people, but it is "confusion" for normal people.

    A pattern of opening things in the same window is probably more consistent than the current implementation.

    Please consider a simple check box to allow the freedom for a user to choose.

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